Post # 1
Are you doing a joint father/daughter and mother/son dance? I always thought the father/daughter dance was done separately. I know you can do it any way you want, but fiance and I are having a little debate about which is more common!
Post # 3
I think we’re going to combine the dances. I have a difficult relationship with my dad and I really don’t think I’d be able to handle a 3 minute dance with just him and I out there. But I’ve seen the dances combined at weddings where the bride and her father have a great relationship, so I just think it depends on the couple.
Post # 4
I had never even considered this option, but now I think it’s what we might do. Although I have a WONDERFUL relationship with my father, I am a terrible dancer and think it would be great for FI and his mom and me and my dad to do our dances at the same time (plus, it keeps the party moving and instead of having 6 min or so of just parent dances, we can get right back into the swing of things after the combined dances). Good thought!
Post # 5
We had the father/daughter dance followed by a mother/son dance. We did not combine the two of them together. I believe that traditionally they are done separately so the father has a chance to have a final dance with his daughter before she’s given to her husband and the same is with the mother to son.
Post # 6
We combined the two, and shortened the song. Didn’t want to torture our guests or ourselves with a prolonged amount of dances (none of us are dancers).
And I have never danced with my father before, so it wasn’t really anything special to me, to be honest. I love my dad and we have a great relationship, but we just spent the whole time talking about the set-up of the tent and how it turned out, haha.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2010 - Victorian Gardens of Two Sisters
I’d like to combine ours together, just because I’ve never been a huge fan of a lot of special dances. And I’m nervous about being the center of attention for so long…
But my dad is really excited about our father daughter dance. He picked out the song and everything… I’d feel bad taking that away from him.
Post # 8
Out of the 15+ weddings I’ve been to, the most common thing has been to not do any special dances other than the first dance with the bride and groom. One wedding had a separate father/daughter mother/son dance and one only had the father/daughter dance (and the first dance of course! :-p)…all the rest only did the first dance. At my wedding, we combined them because no one involved wanted to be too much the center of attention. 🙂